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GE Healthcare Approves Employee Deduction Program For SafeBeat

Sep 12, 2017

GE Healthcare Approves Employee Deduction Program For SafeBeat

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Teen's Death Inspires Free Heart Screenings At Hinsdale Central HS

Sep 7, 2017

Teen's Death Inspires Free Heart Screenings At Hinsdale Central HS

Courtesy of ABC 7 - A mother's loss inspired a potentially life-saving event for students at a suburban school.

Preventive Health Care Made Easy With Life Line Screening

Sep 7, 2017

Preventive Health Care Made Easy With Life Line Screening

Courtesy of Gazette Day - Like most people, you probably only visit the doctor for your annual checkup or when you’re sick.

Study Finds Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Underutilized

Sep 7, 2017

Study Finds Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Underutilized

Courtesy of UPI - Sudden cardiac death as a result of cardiac arrest is estimated to be the number one cause of death worldwide by 2020.

Boy Whose Heart Stopped After Bite Of Hot Dog Found To Have Rare Condition

Sep 7, 2017

Boy Whose Heart Stopped After Bite Of Hot Dog Found To Have Rare Condition

Courtesy of CNN - 9-year-old boy who was enjoying a hot dog took an overly big bite -- and went into cardiac arrest. But choking wasn't the cause, according to a case study published Wednesday in the journal Pediatrics.

Heart Screenings For Youths Can Prevent Deaths

Sep 6, 2017

Heart Screenings For Youths Can Prevent Deaths

Courtesy of The Times - One student athlete dies every three days from sudden cardiac arrest, which is the leading cause of death on school campuses.

Heart Disease: Children Are Developing Conditions Tied To Aging—And Pediatricians Are On High Alert

Sep 5, 2017

Heart Disease: Children Are Developing Conditions Tied To Aging—And Pediatricians Are On High Alert

Courtesy of Newsweek - “Being young” is not a typical risk factor that comes to mind when thinking about potentially dangerous heart conditions, nor do we expect the pediatrician to test for signs of such problems at an annual checkup.

Heart Screenings The Next Health Focus For Young Athletes

Sep 5, 2017

Heart Screenings The Next Health Focus For Young Athletes

Courtesy of THV 11 - High school football season is underway, along with all the other fall sports. That means parents and students are lining up at doctors’ offices to get cleared to play.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest In Athletes

Sep 5, 2017

Sudden Cardiac Arrest In Athletes

Courtesy of Georgia High School Association - Sudden cardiac death is a condition that results from an abrupt loss of heart function (cardiac arrest). It can occur in anyone, especially athletes with preexisting heart conditions.

Ventricular Arrhythmia: Meaning, Types, Causes, Treatment, And Complications

Sep 4, 2017

Ventricular Arrhythmia: Meaning, Types, Causes, Treatment, And Complications

Courtesy of Bel Marra Health - Ventricular arrhythmia (VA) is an abnormal heart rhythm of the ventricles. These are the two lower chambers of the heart that work to pump blood throughout the body.

What A Doctor Wants You To Know About Endurance Athletes And Heart Conditions

Sep 4, 2017

What A Doctor Wants You To Know About Endurance Athletes And Heart Conditions

Courtesy of Body and Soul - If you’re competing in regular fitness challenges, this cardiologist has some important advice.

Austin, Minnesota, Student Athlete Dies 10 Days After Collapse At Practice

Sep 3, 2017

Austin, Minnesota, Student Athlete Dies 10 Days After Collapse At Practice

Courtesy of ABC News - A 14-year-old Austin, Minnesota, football player has died 10 days after collapsing at a team practice, school officials said.

Australians Urged To Learn Lifesaving CPR

Sep 3, 2017

Australians Urged To Learn Lifesaving CPR

Courtesy of SBS - person having a cardiac arrest is more than twice as likely to survive if someone intervenes using CPR in the crucial first minutes but too many Australians wouldn't realise what was wrong or what to do.

MEDICAL MATTERS: Sports Physicals — One Of The Most Important Visits To Your Doctor

Sep 3, 2017

MEDICAL MATTERS: Sports Physicals — One Of The Most Important Visits To Your Doctor

Courtesy of OA Online - It’s that time of year again … time for sweaty teenage boys and girls to flock to clinics and gyms for sports physicals.

Why Did Fit Former Ironman Dean Mercer’s Heart Fail?

Sep 1, 2017

Why Did Fit Former Ironman Dean Mercer’s Heart Fail?

Courtesy of Gold Coast Bulletin - THIS week’s tragic death of ironman great Dean Mercer prompted an outpouring of emotion fitting of a man admired from afar and adored by those closest to him.

Parents: Do You Know Enough About Your Teen Athlete's Sports Supplements?

Sep 1, 2017

Parents: Do You Know Enough About Your Teen Athlete's Sports Supplements?

Courtesy of EIN News Desk - It’s the start of high school football season and there’s no better time for parents to educate themselves to the dangers of sports supplements teenage athletes might be using as shortcuts to quickly add muscle, boost stamina, and get them more playing time on the field.

Save A Life On Campus: Know When, Where And How To Use An AED

Sep 1, 2017

Save A Life On Campus: Know When, Where And How To Use An AED

Courtesy of CSU Source - AEDs (automated external defibrillators) are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest, a leading cause of death in the United States.

Boxer Dies After Suffering Cardiac Arrest In Training Camp

Aug 31, 2017

Boxer Dies After Suffering Cardiac Arrest In Training Camp

Courtesy of Boxing Scene - Angelique Duchemin, WBF female featherweight, suffered a cardiac arrest during a training session on Monday evening at her hometown gym in southern France.

Colchester's Olson Overcomes Heart Defect To Shine On Football Field

Aug 31, 2017

Colchester's Olson Overcomes Heart Defect To Shine On Football Field

Courtesy of Burlington Free Press - The 16-year-old Laker standout, now a junior and one of the state's most feared returning playmakers, considers his chance to play the sport he craves — or participate in any activity — a blessing.

Stetson University Football Player Dies After Collapsing At Practice

Aug 29, 2017

Stetson University Football Player Dies After Collapsing At Practice

Courtesy of WFTV - A 19-year-old Stetson University football player died Monday evening after collapsing during practice.